Michel Foucault was born in Poitiers, France, in 1926. He lecturerd in universities throughout the world; served as director at the Institut Francais in Hamburg, Germany and at the Institut de Philosophi at the Faculte des Lettres in the University of Clermont-Ferrand, France; and wrote frequently for French newspapers and reviews. At the time of his death in 1984, he held a chair at France's most prestigious institutions, the College de France.
"The Care of the Self shares with the writings on which it draws
the characteristic of being carefully constructed, exquisitely
reasoned and internally cogent." -- The New York Times Book
"Foucault is a thinker from whose writing one can infer lessons for our modern lives and dilemmas."-- Boston Globe